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  • Looking along the promenade of the beach at Aberdeen Codona's Fairground and the Grampian Big Wheel visible in the background
    The promenade of the beach at Aberdeen
  • Looking across the beach of Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
    Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
  • Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
    Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
  • Looking across the beach of West Sands to St Andrews, Fife
    West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Children running down sand dunes on Yellowcraigs beach
    Yellowcraigs Beach

Explore the beaches in Scotland on a quiet walk along sandy shores, past rugged moors and by clear blue waters.

As part of an island, Scotland is surrounded by plenty of beautiful beaches, many of which have won awards from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the world organisation, Blue Flag. Beaches in Scotland are a great place to go for a quiet walk, to play with the children or to take part in watersports activities. Whatever you choose to do on the sands of Scotland, keep your eyes peeled for marine life in the waters and seabirds flying overhead.

Check out the information listings and plan a trip to beaches in Scotland today.

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  1. Lowlandman’s Bay

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    Jura

    The scenic Lowlandman’s Bay is located on the east coast of Jura, Argyll & The Isles.

  2. Strathy Bay

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    Strathy

    The beautiful, sheltered and enclosed Strathy Bay is a wide sandy beach

  3. St Ninian's Isle

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    South Mainland

    St. Ninians Isle beach is a large tombolo (a natural sand causeway with sea on either side) on the west coast of Shetland, linking the South Mainland with the Isle.

  4. Firemore

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    Wester Ross area

    With warm Gulf Stream waters and red sand, Firemore Beach offers the warmest swimming on the west coast of Scotland.

  5. Gott Bay

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    Tiree

    Gott Bay is a sandy beach on the east coast of Tiree, Argyll & The Isles.

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    Elie

    Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay) is located in Elie, the Kingdom of Fife.

  7. Rackwick

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    Hoy

    This crofting township is considered one of the most beautiful places in Orkney.

  8. Skaill

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    Sandwick

    This large sandy beach below Skara Brae is found on Mainland Orkney.

  9. Garry Beach, Tolsta

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    Lewis

    Garry Beach is found on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Culzean Beach

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    Maybole

    Culzean beach is located within Culzean Country Park in Maybole, Ayrshire.

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